A weekly set on Canadian religion.
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
After the recent Islamic State (also known as ISIL, ISIS and Daesh) attacks in Paris, France’s atheist President François Hollande was quick to vow to destroy the jihadist caliphate (full French transcript here) by forming “une grande et unique coalition”. France also launched heavy air strikes on Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State, and… Read more »
While it may be a bit of an exaggeration to say, “Everybody is doing it,” many Canadian organizations are giving funds to help Syrian refugees: Toronto-Dominion Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Bank of Montreal collectively gave $1-million to the Red Cross. Air Canada, Sodexo and… Read more »
In the late 1960s, Pierre Trudeau introduced his Omnibus Bill that made profound changes to the Criminal Code of Canada. As detailed on Wikipedia, this bill: …proposed, among other things, to decriminalize homosexuality, allow abortion and contraception, and regulate lotteries, gun possession, drinking and driving offences, harassing phone calls, misleading advertising and cruelty to animals. Pierre… Read more »